Empirical Study on the Improvement of the Usability of a Touch Panel for the Elderly - Comparison of Usability between a Touch Panel and a Mouse

Hirokazu Iwase, Atsuo Murata

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In this study, we clarified the differences in the pointing time required when using a touch panel and a, PC mouse for three age groups: young, middle-aged, and elderly. We constructed a performance model for a touch panel operation (Experiment 1). Moreover, we investigated the visual interference caused by a multi-target presentation (Experiment 2). The delay caused by visual interference for the right-hand target was longer than that for the left-hand target, and that for the upper target was longer than that for the lower target.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1134-1138
Number of pages5
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Aging
  • Elderly person
  • Fitts' law
  • Performance model
  • Touch panel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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